School-supply drive to benefit more than 65,000 Dallas-area students

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On Thursday, Aug. 25, students in Samara Barron’s third-grade classroom at James Hogg Elementary School received school supplies funded through Kroger’s annual Backpack Boosters collective drive.

Thanks to donations from shoppers and community partners, the 2016 effort raised $461,552, which will provide for 65,936 students. The items distributed at Hogg represent a small part of the collection, ultimately donating school supplies to nine Dallas-area school districts.

Between July 27 and Aug. 9, Kroger shoppers had the chance to purchase prepackaged school supply kits or contribute monetary donations at the checkstand.

Other partners in the Backpack Boosters effort included KDFW-FOX 4, KDFI-My 27, iHeartRadio and vitaminwater.

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